About Lampada

Lampada Ski Club owns and operates the beautiful Lampada Lodge in Perisher Valley, NSW within Kosciuszko National Park.

We are a non-profit organisation run by members for the benefit of members.

Lampada lodge is situated adjacent to the base of the Pretty Valley Double Chairlift in a true “Ski In & Ski Out” location with downhill access from the Village 8 Express, the Quad Express, the Interceptor and, of course, the Pretty Valley Double Chairlift. “Ski Out” is to the Interceptor and the Telemark T-Bar or a short traverse to the Pretty Valley Double Chairlift – which also has a Kiosk.

The lodge has a cosy European style and provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for family and friends to relax and enjoy skiing in winter and many outdoor activities in summer – all in a pristine environment. The club runs on a self-catered basis with members and their guests supplying their own food and other provisions.

The lodge is licensed to sleep 14 adults in 7 well appointed bedrooms with ensuites. The large, downstairs area has a games room with billiards, table tennis and darts as well as a drying room and laundry.

Club membership, when available, is open to all Old Boys of Shore.

Lampada Ski Club had its beginnings in 1967 when a number of Shore Old Boys, which included a number of former members of the original Torchbearer Ski Club, learnt that the ski lodge Koorora in Perisher Valley was for sale. Koorora was owned by interests associated with the food retailer “Flemings” and used by Flemings senior staff.
On 2nd May 1968 the Contract of Sale for Koorora for $28,000 was signed. Purchase was completed with some financial assistance from the Shore Old Boys Union, supported by personal guarantees from several of the founders. The name of the lodge was changed to Lampada, due to its obvious association with the School motto, and possession was taken in time for the 1968 winter season.

In later years, significant changes were made in order to bring the lodge to the high standard it presently enjoys. Such alterations and additions have included; new ensuites throughout and extending the bedrooms, refitting the kitchen and building new lockers and ski racks. Significant work was also undertaken in order for the lodge to comply with the NSW Government’s building regulations requirements including new fire safety doors, new ceiling heating, access ramps and a modern fire alarm system.


Lampada Ski Club is located at 21 Pretty Valley Road, Perisher Valley, NSW 2624. It is an easy 5.5 to 6 hour drive from Sydney via Canberra and Cooma or 7 hours from Melbourne with more than half the distance on freeway or dual carriage roads. From Jindabyne follow the Kosciuszko Road for roughly 30 minutes into Perisher.

National Parks Fees –  Perisher and the surrounding ski resorts are within the NSW Kosciusko National Park and therefore attract entry fees.  Fees can be paid on a daily basis or Annual National Park Passes and multi-day entry discounts are available through the National Parks Office in Jindabyne or on the Kosciusko Rd, or on their website http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/passes-and-fees.

Winter Access – For overnight stays at Lampada it is best to leave your vehicle at Bullocks Flat and catch the Ski-tube up to Perisher. Once there, go to the 4Site desk in the Ski-tube terminal building and book a snowcat with your luggage and provisions up to the lodge.

To get to Bullocks Flat, pass through Jindabyne and take the Thredbo turnoff and then follow the signs. Free overnight parking is available throughout winter. During winter trains operate to Perisher Terminal, providing a 20 – 30 minute service between 6am and 6pm then hourly until 1am (all night at weekends). Note there are restrictions on travelling on the Ski-tube with luggage at peaks times. Further details, timetables and fares are available from the Perisher website at http://www.perisher.com.au/resort-information/getting-to-perisher/skitube.html

If you are driving all the way up to Perisher Valley, it is compulsory to carry properly fitting snow chains (AWD & 4WD vehicles are exempt from these rules in NSW) if proceeding beyond the National Parks Offices & the Sawpit Creek car park, which is about 18 km before you get to Perisher. Chains can be hired at many service stations from Cooma through to Jindabyne and ski hire shops in the region. The large car park in Perisher Valley is open from 7am until midnight for day visitors only. Please note that overnight parking is NOT permitted above the snow line in winter.

Summer Access – Throughout summer the lodge and its facilities are accessable via road. Parking is available outside the lodge during summer removing the need for any over-snow transport. To access Perisher Valley and the lodge throughout summer, follow the Kosciusko Road from Jindabyne for 30 minutes (25kms) into the main Perisher carpark and follow the signs for North Perisher. As always with weather in the Alpine National Parks, vistors should be prepared for changing conditions with little or no notice. Although not a regular occurence, snowfalls can sometimes happen during summer.

The above information is subject to change so please confirm details before you begin your holiday.

New Memberships


If you’re a Shore Old Boy and thinking of joining a ski lodge, Lampada is one of the best kept secrets in the Australian Alps for year round family fun and adventure.

Have a look at our brochure here

In addition to its renown winter attractions, there are many summer activities in the region such as:

  • Bush walking & hiking
  • Mountain Bike & road biking
  • Trout fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Sailing and Kayaking

For more information about joining Lampada Ski Club please contact Membership Director Jeremy Tompson on 0410 576 154 or via email at lampadaskimembership@gmail.com

Club membership forms are also available here